Kevin Fox

DARDANDELLE, AR.— Kevin Edward Fox of Dardanelle, Arkansas, was taken from us way too early on the afternoon of March 20th, 2023. Kevin was 46. He was born in Joliet, on Jan. 4th, 1977. Kind and thoughtful, Kevin brought so much joy to so many people. He loved everyone with his whole heart. He made those around him feel important and valued. He went all in and was the life of every party. When he walked into a room, he carried a large presence and you would know he was there to visit. Together with the love of his life, Carly, they made a family.
Kevin owned a thriving business, Fox Painting. Much of his life, he resided in Wilmington. In 2017, he moved his family to Arkansas. He was an amazing dad, loving husband, brother, son, uncle, nephew and cousin. Kevin did anything for his kids, as well as wanting his children to know that they are loved and to live life to their fullest… just like their Dad. He loved fishing, concerts (especially Dave Matthews Band), cheering for the Chicago White Sox or Bears. He graduated Wilmington High School in 1995, then attended Illinois State University for 2 years, majoring in Graphic Design.
He overcame tremendous adversity during his lifetime in awe inspiring fashion, setting an example to never give up and embrace the goodness of life.
He is survived by his wife, Carly; four children: Tyler (25), Teagan (17), Birdie (2), Dolly (1); parents Curt and Dawn; brother Chad, sister-in-law Stacy; father-in-law and mother-in-law Kerry and Sue Florian; brother-in-law Brandon and sister-in-law Dana, brother-in-law Joe;uncles: Jeff and Bill Mollan, Aunt Gloria Brown; nephews: Lincoln, Parker and Rhett; nieces: Joie, Ruby Sue and Reese Marie, as well as several cousins.
Kevin was preceded in death by his sweet daughter, Riley Ann; Grandparents, Harlow and Irma Fox and Jim and Marilyn Mollan. He always had the nickname, “Kevin from Heaven”. Now, he’s back home. “Life is short, but sweet for certain…” - Two Step, Dave Matthews Band.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Dardanelle First Assembly of God Church with Bro. John David Keeling officiating.
Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle. Online Guest Book and Condolences at